PETALING JAYA: Malaysia might want to do some soul-searching after they misplaced to Bahrain 0-2 in a FIFA Worldwide pleasant on the Bahrain Nationwide Stadium in Riffa on Saturday (Could 29). Bahrain first took the lead within the forty first minute when Mahdi Abduljabbar buried a penalty after Irfan Zakaria introduced down Abduljabbar within the penalty field. Malaysia ought to have equalised within the forty fifth minute when Syafiq Ahmad acquired a superb cross from rightback Matthew Davies, however the striker headed it over the bar. Within the second-half, Bahrain began stronger and received their second objective on the 61st minute when Jassim Marhoon capitalised on a free contact from goalkeeper Farizal Marlias, who did not deal properly with Liridon Krasniqi’s innocuous cross. Although the scoreline suggests Malaysia didn’t fare too badly, it may have been worse if Bahrain had been medical with their possibilities. Earlier than dealing with Bahrain, Malaysia misplaced to Kuwait 1-4 in a take a look at match in Dubai final week. Malaysia will subsequent face the United Arab Emirates on June 3 within the World Cup 2022-Asian Cup 2023 second-round qualifiers in Dubai.